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Medicine For Hand Cut
Hand cut: A laceration of the area between the wrist and finger tip. ...Read more
A plastic surgeon: That does microsurgical replantation. Usually at a universty. ...Read more
Ask lawyer: Generally, it depends on how long you are out of work and the medical costs associated with the injury. That's what you can get from the worker's compensation policy. Anything further than that is dependent on the state and negotiations between lawyers on both sides. Regardless, a lawyer would know more about damages and awards. ...Read more
Need an evaluation: If it is a deep cut, there may be damage to nerves and/or tendons. If more than about 8 hours old, it should not be stitched because of the risk of infection. I would suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
With a deep cut that exposed bone can get infected if the wound get infected, it is not a typical scenario.
However if the cut also cuts the bone such as with a saw, or there is devitalized tissue or there is an open fracture risk goes up.
If the cut is due to a dirty source such as a bite or a farm injury and there is bone injury then that must be washed out properly to avoid severe bone infect. ...Read more
Not usually: Typically the smaller blood vessels are affected and so most cases of amputation for frostbite involve only the tips of the fingers or first knuckle. Severe frost bite could theoretically cause someone to lose their hand but usually if hypothermia is that bad you would not survive. ...Read more
Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?
Careful: I don't think you have to particularly worry, though there is certainly risk of infection with the cut on your hand. Wash it thoroughly with clean water and soap, and keep it dry and covered from here on. If you start to notice redness around the cut or any pus, you will likely need some antibiotics. You could first try some over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. If getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more
Caution...: A hand laceration is very tricky because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tight and any swelling can lead to destruction of one of the above parts. Furthermore it is the most important part of all the extremities for most functions. If very superficial, clean, dry, cover. If any more, er for proper care, prevent/rx infection. ...Read more
No: Not personally, although for superficial fingertip laceration, such as from playing guitar, if you push skin edges together and then apply glue just to hold edges together, will work well. Really not a good idea for deep cuts. ...Read more
How old is laceratio: If it is recent, and as the current acceptable standard with in 24 hours it should be repaired with associated treatment. If it is old, more than 24 hrs or even 48 hours it is saer to let it heal by secondary intention (by it self with granulation tissue).But if it is complex and involves tendon, nerve etc, . Go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more
A cut on the hand.: Hand lacerations can range from minor things like a paper cut to major injuries where tendons and nerves are damaged. ...Read more
Do you mean treated?: If your question is treatment of hand laceration without stitches, the answer is yes. There are small lacerations you can treat by splnting with steristrips. Sometimes hand laceration will present 2- 3 days later when it may not be wise to close the wound by stitches which is better to treat as an open wound and let it heal by granulation tissue, of course which will take longer to heal and one will h. ...Read more
Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?
Both!: It will take 6-8 weeks before your scar is fully mature. Gentle hand range of motion exercises and gentle local massage can help. Real up scar tissue and increase flexibility. Physical therapy can be super helpful for this as well - look for a local hand therapist who can help minimize your pain and increase flexibility. ...Read more
Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine
Definitely: These injuries need to be healed completely with therapy for strengthening and stabilization before starting basketball. The statement doing well doesn't mean it's done healing just progressing as expected. ...Read more
My hands stake slightly when I do something like cut a plaster or sign on a paper. Is this a medical disorder? Is there any medicine for this?
Neurologist: You need to go to a neurologist for evaluation. You are too young to have those symptoms ...Read more
Since there isn't a ng/ml cut off level for spice in army drug tests yet, is it possible to test positive for spice from second hand smoke?
Never done IV drugs/had sex. But at work I got blood on my hand during venipuncture. Unsure if any superficial cuts present. Should I get tested HIV?
Not additional tests: Adults can get periodic screening for HIV, just like they get periodic screeing for colon cancer and high cholesterol. Just because a person gets blood on her hands does not mean additional testing is needed. Generally, if there is a high risk exposure to some contagious disease (one's primary care doctor can help define "high risk" after an incident), additional tests can be done. ...Read more
Varies: Most common cause of hand numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at inside wrist. There are, of course other reasons. Assuming the above, might benefit from vit b-6 100 mg twice daily, but larger amounts could be toxic. An anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen) might help. Best to see your doctor and get more precise idea of causation. ...Read more
Stitches: If your cut is deep, opens or continues to bleed, you may need stitches. Don't wait on this, most hand wounds need to be stitched within 6 hours of the injury, any longer puts you at risk for a wound infection. I suggest being seen now to evaluate the injury and the need for any tetanus prophylaxis, (it's a shot...sorry). ...Read more
Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing. ...Read more
Not recommended: Hand sanitizer has alcohol which can be toxic the tissues and flesh underneath the skin. (its not toxic to the top layer of skin) usually best course of action for a deep cut is to stop the bleeding with direct pressure. Then if bleeding stops wash with gentle soap and water. See a doctor to see if you need stitches. ...Read more
OUCH!: That type of hand sanitizer is 63% ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Ethanol is the same alcohol found in spirits and liquors and beer and wine. It will sting and probably used sparingly will not harm a very superficial cut but id keep it out of deep cuts. Gentle washing with soap and water is effective. It also contains water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, etc. ...Read more
Clarify please: The depth of the cut will dictate the type of repair needed for the wound. However, you should see a doctor asap as you may need your tetanus booster. ...Read more
No, it cannot: The tests are designed to only pick up those people who are smoking pot directly and not inhaling it by secondhand smoke. Metabolites of the thc are detected in the urine at a cut off point of approximately 50 ng/ml. Secondhand smoke would not come near to giving you a level that high. This is intentionally built into the tests so as not to punish those people who are around others who smoke. ...Read more
There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free. ...Read more
See doctor: Cut tendon needs to be assessed immediately by doctor. Go to ER please. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon!: A hand surgeon will examine you and perform some tests to make sure that your tendon was not damaged. Sometimes, with partial tendon injuries, you can still bend your fingers. However, if you don't treat it properly, they can tear completely and you will lose finger motion. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends what was in the smoke and how much second hand smoke you inhaled. When I worked in the drug abuse testing lab for the Air Force we certainly had some positive tests from second hand smoke for MJ. But this was using a more sophisticated test than a simple urinalysis. Best thing to do if you are going to be tested for your work is stay away from friends or situations like that. ...Read more
Usually in for 10-14 days....
Weeks to get range of motion
and swelling gone. ...Read more
Yes: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more
Yes, but it depends: It depends where you have your hands and what they have touched and where the sores are. ...Read more
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